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Old 07-02-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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At what point do I go see the Dr. (flu)?

Parden the language..since this is food forum, but I can't keep mine down.

Since Saturday I've been bringing it back up and have lost 5 pounds. Yesterday I didn't have an incident. Today I went back to work, queezy. Around 4pm it started again and left work an hour early. I've been very tired and have had bouts of hiccups along with this.

I'm not one who gets the stomach flu...or if I do, it's the other end. I HATE going to the Dr (waste of time), and what in the heck can they do anyway?

OH---BTW, I always thought broth was broth...then I went from Swanson's to store brand and WOW there was a difference. Swanson's in much better!

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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Well, with a stomach type flu they CAN give you something to make you quit throwing up. If not, I would definitely go. I never go to the doctor when I have the flu as I know in about 5 days I will stop the fever and all the other stuff. 5# is about right to be down if it really is the flu.

Are you running a fever too? Achy?
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Since Saturday? If you aren't getting any better today I would say definately go and see your doctor. You never know if it could be something else with flu-like symptoms, especially if you don't normally get the flu in the way you are describing.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #4
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This can vary wildly from person to person, but here is a link to Web MD about the flu and if you look under Diagnosis there is a link for when to call the doctor. HTH.
WebMD Flu Guide - Better Information for Better Health
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Seph - yea, I normally just run a fever for 5 days - it's been a long time since I've had a stomach flu.

Dumb question - isn't it the wrong time of year for the flu?

OK - it looks like you need to go to the doctor after reading the link that Mav posted. "Stomach flu" can be some bad stuff that you should see a doctor about.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:24 PM   #6
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Nothing else is happening...just the vomiting and tiredness and hiccups. No aches, no fever....and no, I'm not pregnant. I took a test today just in case!
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #7
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Go to the doctor now. You should consider that what you have is not stomach flu but food poisoning. If this has been going on for days, you run the risk of dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Go to the doctor now.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:29 PM   #8
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Andy M is spot on!!!! Dehydration is not a fun thing to overcome. I got terribly dehydrated on a 100-mile bike ride once - took me 2 weeks to get over it (one solid week in bed barely able to roll over) because I was too out of it to realize I needed to go to the doctor and EX-husband was less than a help.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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Seriously? Food poisoning? Wow. I never thought....No place is open other than the ER so I'll go first thing in the morning. Thanks!
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A stomach flu should only last about 24 hours this sound more like food poisoning make sure it's not the salmonella that has been going around all around the country.
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